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The Eight Rasas (Aesthetic Essences) Cheat Sheet by

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Introd­uction

According to Indian Aesthetics , as outlined in Bharat Muni’s Natyas­hatra, there are eight Rasas or impacts that an aesthetic piece of work like dance form/ literary piece, tries to achiev­e/i­nvoke in the behold­er/­reader. These can be loosely thought of as eight different kinds of aesthetic experi­ences.
All things eight, may have an underlying eight fold evo-devo stage structure behind them. In this case in visual art from each of the rasa is associated with a predom­inant color that signifies that rasa. For eg Shringar or Love/b­eau­ty/­erotic rasa has as its color, color green.
Navarasa: According to Bharata , there are 8 rasas and this was accepted till, Uddhata, the first commen­tator on Natya Shastra began to speak of Rasa as nine in number. The Natyas­astra identifies eight rasas with eight corres­ponding Bhava (mood).

The Eight Rasas

Rasa
Color
Emot­ion
Deity
Bahyanak
Black
Fear
Kala
Hasya
White:
Joy/la­ughter
Ganesha
Raudra
Red
Anger
Rudra
Adbhuta
Yellow
Emotion wonder
Brahma
Bibhitsa
Blue
Emotion disgust
Shiva
Shringar
Green
Erotic­/love
Vishnu
Veera
Orange
Heroism
Indra
Karuna
Grey
Compas­sio­n/S­adness
Yama
Rasa denotes an essential mental state and is the dominant emotional theme of a work of art or the primary feeling that is evoked in the person that views, reads or hears such a work.
Reco­mmend: Programs screens should use positive mood enhancing colors.
 

Wheel of Emotion - Pluchik

Basic Moods

Rasa
Moods
Bahyanak
Fear
Hasya
Joy/ha­ppiness
Raudra
Anger
Karuna
Sadness
Bibhitsa
Disgust
Shringar
Surprise
Veera
Contempt
Adbhuta
Interest (antic­ipa­tion)
In the Indian performing arts, a rasa is an emotion inspired in an audience by a performer. They are described by Bharata Muni in the Nātyas­āstra, an ancient work of dramatic theory. Rasas are created by bhavas: the gestures and facial expres­sions of the actors.

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